"A Natural Born Gambler" is a short comedy starring Bert Williams and featuring cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
Bert Williams was a major Broadway comedian. He was invited by Biograph to write, direct and star in two films, with "A Natural Born Gambler" being the better one by all accounts.
Bert Williams loves poker and is on the verge of winning big (with the help of cheating) when the police intervenes and he is thrown in jail. There he has a dream of playing a poker hand, but will he win or will he lose?
Directed by Bert Williams
Produced by Biograph Company
Scenario by Bert Williams
Cinematography Billy Bitzer
Starring Bert Williams
Distributed by General Film Company
Release date July 24, 1916
Running time 23 min.
Country United States
Language Silent, English intertitles
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